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Re: Netview 5.1 color problem, etc

1999-06-10 12:28:30
Subject: Re: Netview 5.1 color problem, etc
From: James Shanks <James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 12:28:30 -0400
Yes, and most likely you will continue to have them because this is exactly
the area where vendor cooperation breaks down.  Some products use a lot of
colors, NetView, the Tivoli user interface, Netscape, just to name a few.
When these, or other apps, request a particular color, and no alternates
are given (or perhaps even the alternates are already in use) the operating
system throws up its hands and gives you the "out of colors" message.  I
think It should automatically assign other colors or automatically give out
private color maps, but that is not what happens.  If the application is
built to allow a private color map, and it asks for one, then that request
is honored.  Otherwise everyone, including the CDE, shares the same one.

With Netscape for example, you can start it with the -install option and it
will ask for (and get) a private color map.  Another thing you can do is
start NetView and Tivoli before Netscape, then he won't take their colors.
But I don't know about the Cisco products, though you could check their doc
and see if says anything about private color maps.  NetView and Tivoli do
not provide for one.   Perhaps someday they will.  Send a note to
netview AT tivoli DOT com and make that request if you want to hurry that along.

But one thing is for certain.  This has NOTHING to do with what graphics
adapter or other hardware you are running.  This is an Xserver resource
allocation problem.

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support



"Froelich, Leah M" <leah.m.froelich AT LMCO DOT COM> on 06/10/99 09:42:36 AM

Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on
      NetView <NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU>

To:   NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
Subject:  Re: Netview 5.1 color problem, etc





I have already tried this and I still run out of colors occasionally.  Any
thoughts on the background error problem?

Leah

Leah Froelich
Lockheed Martin - Houston
leah.m.froelich AT lmco DOT com

> ----------
> From:         Brian Hwang[SMTP:bhwang AT TW.IBM DOT COM]
> Sent:         Wednesday, June 09, 1999 8:25 PM
> Subject:      Re: Netview 5.1 color problem, etc
>
> Try to set the number of color for CDE to the most colors.(in CDE panel)
>
>
> "Froelich, Leah M" <leah.m.froelich AT LMCO DOT COM> on 99/06/09 10:41:08 PM
>
> Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on
>       NetView <NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU>
>
> To:   NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
> cc:    (bcc: Brian CL Hwang/Taiwan/IBM)
> Subject:  Netview 5.1 color problem, etc
>
>
>
>
>         I have NetView 5.1 on an IBM RS6000 with AIX 4.3.  I also have
> CiscoWorks and CiscoView installed.  I get errors regarding colors
running
> out all the time.  The Graphics adapter I am using is a GTX255P.  What is
> the minumum graphics adapter that I need for this?  Or is there some
other
> solution that I can apply?
>         I also have the same problem that was posted several days ago
> regarding the Background error message.  I did delete the suggested files
> (wsc1600.20.m and wsc1600.20.p) and ran ovw -fields, but that didn't help
> the problem.  Could anyone else help me with some other pointers?
>
> Thanks a lot,
>
> Leah
> Leah Froelich
> Lockheed Martin - Houston
> leah.m.froelich AT lmco DOT com
>

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